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What Are Your Top Three Go-To's?

Discussion in 'Women's Perspectives' started by Katie A, Apr 9, 2020.

  1. Katie A

    Katie A Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Northern Florida
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    Hey ladies!

    I'm new-ish to the forum, but I've been diving for almost 10 years. I was just curious to ask what y'alls top three things are to use before or after a dive to assist in making a dive easier/post dive more relaxing? For example, the things I have are a travel sized bottle of conditioner, home-made swimmers ear solution, and Dove dark chocolate squares. :p

    Let's see what y'all have! I'm excited to see/share ideas! :):thumb:
     
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  2. myshadeofred

    myshadeofred Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Virginia
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    I keep baby shampoo. Great for mask and great for washing up with and safe on the environment. I recently started diving with a magnifying glass...still getting used to it.
     
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  3. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Francisco, California
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    Great question!

    I love using MacDive before and after a dive. I set the GPS to run (even with no reception) so that it syncs the dive location GPS to my dive computer splash time and I get an accurate log of where it is. I can then also bluetooth the site data all at once to my friends with MacDive, including name/country/region info that I’ve already entered. Post-dive, it already knows what site to suggest and I just bluetooth my dive data over like temp, time, depths, Nitrox info. It makes logging dives so easy and I am never behind. I can then chat about the dive and enter notes with buddies right away.

    Before - reef safe stick sunscreen! It makes it easy to apply without much fuss. I like ThinkBaby/ThinkSport’s SPF30 stick.

    When I edit photos between dives, I plop in noise canceling headphones or earphones. It lets me relax and also drown out engine noises, especially if I’m in my bunk and winding down at night. :)
     
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  4. Bubblesong

    Bubblesong ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Massachusetts
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    I have a Victorian Sterling repousse shoehorn, so i can get the super tight semi dry wetsuit wrists and ankles off.
     
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  5. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
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    A collapsible wheeled wagon to haul my gear around at the quarry or to/from my car at home. Work smarter, not harder. Why carry your gear when you can roll it? I can even fit my doubles in it, although I prefer to move those on my back.
     
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  6. drl

    drl Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Chicago suburbs
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    Sun Bum coconut argan oil. Protects hair from sun and salt and tangles. Smells good too.
    Swedish fish for post-dive.
     
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  7. HydroCaro

    HydroCaro Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: The Sloop John B
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    Leave in conditioner! I pile it on and braid my hair before I dive and I don’t get many tangles
     
  8. ddavin

    ddavin Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Georgia, USA
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    A Lycra dive skin (helps getting into wetsuit), a buff or something to cover my head (keeps hair out of my face and mask), and microfiber towel (packs easily and dries quickly).
     

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